A big heart felt thank you to Peter Shapiro and Dave Frey, and all the staff and volunteers who helped to make Lockn’ Festival 2016 the best one yet! The music brings the love out of us all and flowing into the open air like the chem-trails! It's not as easy to see, but it sure is easy to feel and fun to capture. Thank you, Nelson County for opening your community to our community for this fantastic experience.
Mike returns to the road this fall, hitting the midwest and east coast of the U.S. with his band, augmented by mad scientist gadgetry on and around the stage, including the return of the REEL.
The tour kicks off in St. Louis before continuing east. Stops include Chicago, Burlington, Albany, Philly, DC and Mike's return to Nashville for the first time since 2011. The tour ends with the band's first multi-night run, with a special intimate three-nighter at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA.
Saturday at Lockn’ was a beautiful sigh between Phish’s weekend bracketing headlining sets. And the sigh is this: the scene is in a great place now. With the music of the Grateful Dead as a sustaining anchor, jam, electronic music, Americana, and Indie bands are forging a great new collective chapter in authentic, improvised American music.
What to say about this show? I will say it was a Phish show: not a Mike show, not a Trey show, not Page show, not a Fish show. It was a Phish show, a whole band who interacted and engaged in a musical conversation throughout. Wrigley Field provided the place for them to engage us, the audience, in their conversation.
PINK TALKING FISH BRINGS THE EPIC EMOTION OF PINK FLOYD, THE FUNKY, DANCEABLE LAYERINGS OF THE TALKING HEADS & THE MULTITUDE OF STYLES, UNIQUE COMPOSITIONAL STRUCTURES AND PURE FUN OF PHISH MERGING ALL INTO ONE GIVING MUSIC LOVERS AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE!!!
About Pink Talking Fish:
Phish kicked off their fall 1999 tour in Vancouver, followed by a two-night stand at The Gorge and a Sunday show in Portland. The tour then turned toward the Sawtooths for a Tuesday night show at Boise State University before continuing in California and beyond. The BSU Pavilion was opened in 1982 as the Boise State Broncos’ basketball arena with a
Phish has been my favorite band for the last 20 years. Since then, I have seen them 179 times. In addition, I have been a fan of jazz music since I was born. My grandfather was a jazz guitarist with Artie Shaw and a few other big bands in Philadelphia. Therefore, to say that I was excited to see two of my favorite genres (yes, I said Phish was a genre) of music collide and collaborate is a true understatement.
On November 7, 1996 Phish played their only show to-date at Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington, KY – best known as the home of University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball. Opened in 1976 with a capacity of 23,500 and named for former UK Coach Adolph Rupp, the venue was dubbed “the largest sporting arena in the country.” Phish rolled into Cats country just three shows after their Halloween Remain in Light show and midway into a 35-date national tour. The band’s sixth studio album, Billy Breathes, was released